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NTJ Membership Agreement

[NTJ Membership Agreement]

Article 1 (Scope and Modification of Agreement)

  1. The Agreement applies to The Japan Arts Council (hereinafter called "the Council") and the NTJ Member (hereinafter called "Member") on the use of the Council’s Internet membership registration services (hereinafter called "Services"), which are available through the Council Web site.
  2. The Agreement shall consist of part of the Internet Service Agreement (hereinafter called "the Terms of Service"), as well as individual rules.
  3. The Member shall comply faithfully with the terms and conditions of the Agreement after agreeing with the admission contract.
  4. The Council shall be able to make reasonable changes to the terms and conditions of the Agreement without prior notice to the Member, and the Member shall approve this beforehand.

Article 2 (Applying to Admission Contract)

  1. The applicant willing to apply to the Services (hereinafter called "Applicant") shall apply on their own using the following procedure after they give consent under the Terms of Service established separately and the terms and conditions of the Agreement.
  2. Admission and use of the Services by persons under 20 years old shall require the consent of the individual's custodian prior to use.
  3. The Applicant shall consent to follow the terms and conditions of the Agreement and agree to authentication by the credit card companies that are selected in the event the Applicant chooses to pay by credit card.

Article 3 (Acceptance of the Admission Contract)

  1. The Admission Contract shall be considered in effect when the Applicant applies to the admission contract in Article 2 and the Council consents to it.
  2. The Council can choose to not consent to an Admission Contract application if any of the following applies to the Applicant:
    • (1) The Applicant is already a Member.

      (2) The Applicant has received a disposition of rescission of membership or has violated the terms and conditions of the Agreement in the past.

      (3) The content of the application includes false information, errors and/or omissions.

      (4) The Applicant is under 20 years old and has not obtained consent from his/her custodian before applying.

      (5) In any event the Council deems it inappropriate to approve the Admission Contract for reasonable cause.

Article 4 (Liaison)

  1. Notification of modification of the terms and conditions of the Agreement or other member notification by the Council shall be done by posting to the Japan Arts Council and/or National Theatre Ticket Centre Web site, by e-mail, or any other means the Council deems appropriate.
  2. When notifying by e-mail, the notification shall be considered delivered to those Members who receive the e-mail from the Council whose server contains the e-mail address of the aforementioned Members.
    The Member is obligated to inspect the e-mail notification sent by the Council without delay.

Article 5 (Compliance Rules)

The Member shall comply with the terms and conditions of the Agreement, the Internet Service Agreement and the Rules for Ticket Sales.

Article 6 (Alteration of Account)

  1. In the event a Member must make an alteration to their account, the Member shall notify the Council of the change promptly in the prescribed way.
  2. The Member shall approve in advance that the notification/article was sent at a specified time even in the event of failure to provide notification as set forth in the preceding paragraph.
  3. The Council shall not bear the responsibility for any consequences as a result of damages to the Member due to the failure to provide notification as set forth in Article 1. The Member shall bear responsibility for any damages to the Council or to other third parties due to the failure to provide notification as set forth in Article 1.

Article 7 (Withdrawal)

  1. There is no expiration date for membership unless the Member applies for a suspension of membership.
  2. If the Member wishes to withdraw their membership, the Member shall notify the Council of their intent to withdraw in the prescribed manner. The Member shall promptly pay any debts they owe to the Council.
  3. The Council is under no obligation to refund any expenses, etc. that have already been paid, for any reason.
  4. The Council shall retain the personal information and history of use of the Member for one year after the Council receives the Member’s notification to withdraw their membership.

Article 8 (Suspension and Cancellation of Membership)

  1. The Council reserves the right to suspend or rescind immediately the membership of the Member without advance notification if any of the following applies. When the Member rescinds their membership, they shall promptly pay any debts they owe to the Council. The Council is under no obligation to refund any expenses, etc. that have already been paid, for any reason.
    • (1) If the Member provided false information when applying for admission.

      (2) If the Member committed an act considered to be under the prohibitions set forth in Article 5 of the Internet Service Agreement.

      (3) If the Member is unable to make their payments in a timely manner.

      (4) If the Member has obstructed the Services in any way.

      (5) If the Member submitted multiple membership applications.

      (6) If the Council finds that tickets purchased or given by the Member are resold or given to third parties for commercial gain.

      (7) If the Member violates the terms and conditions of the Agreement.

      (8) In the event the Council deems the Member is inappropriate for Membership for reasonable cause.

  2. In the event the foregoing applies, the Member shall bear responsibility for any damages to the Council or other third parties as a result of the Member’s actions.

Article 9 (Preparations Before Use)

The Applicant is responsible for securing and configuring their own information technology hardware and software, including any telephone/Internet access contracts and other equipment deemed necessary for using the Services.

Article 10 (Management of ID and Password)

  1. The Member is responsible for the proper management of their log-in ID and password.
  2. The Member shall be able to access the Services via the Web site using their log-in ID and password.
  3. The Council confirms the Member’s identity when they provide their ID and password. The Member’s identity will be considered confirmed if the ID and password match those provided at registration.
  4. The Council shall not bear any responsibility for damages incurred by mismanagement of an ID and password, including mistaken use and use by a third party. The Member bears full responsibility.
  5. If a Member discovers their ID/password have been stolen or used by a third party, the Member is required to immediately notify the Council and follow any and all instructions the Council provides.

Article 11 (Use of Member Information)

  1. The Council shall not disclose information provided by the Member when applying for admission or when using the Services to third parties, except under the following conditions:
    • (1) When the Member has agreed that their personal information may be disclosed (e.g., name, address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address, etc.)

      (2) When the Council uses Member information to determine usage trends regarding the Services, and in such a way that individual Members cannot be identified.

      (3) When confirming the identity of the Member who has purchased or who is using tickets is necessary before the Member can enter the performance venue.

      (4) In the event the Council must use the information to notify a Member who has purchased or who will be using tickets of a cancellation, delay or change in content, or also to arrange for ticket reimbursement.

      (5) In instances for which disclosure is allowed by law.

      (6) In instances for which disclosure is requested by law.

      (7) In instances in which the information is requested by a public organization (e.g., the police) as part of a criminal investigation.

      (8) In any other circumstances in which disclosure is necessary for operational reasons.


  2. The Member shall give their prior consent to the Council as to whether the Council may conduct business with them through direct mail or any other means that involves the use of their personal information.

Article 12 (Jurisdiction)

  1. The Council and the Member shall resolve any dispute arising from the Agreement in good faith through consultation.
  2. If the dispute cannot be resolved, the Tokyo District Court or the Tokyo Summary Court shall be the exclusive agreement jurisdictional court for the first hearing.

Article 13 (Miscellaneous Rules)

The Agreement shall take effect at 10:00 a.m., 20 May 2007.

It is partially revised and shall immediately take effect at 10:00 a.m. on 31 March, 2014.

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